Supported operating systems, browsers and devices

Hubstaff is a multi-platform tool that supports desktop, browser and mobile apps. There are certain features that will only work on specific devices/ operating systems/ browsers. This article will provide a quick reference to each of the functionalities available on each client type.


Functionality table

The table below is a quick reference to the functions supported by each client.

App/Client Time Tracking Screenshots App and URL
Input Tracking Idle Time Reminders Activity
Windows Desktop App
Mac Desktop App
Linux Desktop App • (Not available on Wayland) • (Limited)
Chromebook App • (Limited)
Chrome Extension
iOS Mobile App • (Limited)
Android Mobile App • (Limited)
Web Timer

Additional details on each functionality (click links below).

  1. Screenshots- Captures screenshots (0 to 3 snaps) per 10-minute intervals.
  2. Input tracking
  3. Idle time
  4. Reminders
  5. URL & App tracking
  6. Activity breakdown- The total activity is broken down into a mouse and keyboard activity.
  7. Location tracking

Status: • (Limited) – Activity breakdown – will record the same keyboard/mouse activity levels as a limitation of the OS.
Status: • (Limited) – Reminders – on mobile devices, a reminder will only be sent if the user uses the job site feature and enters the Geofence.
App/URL tracking is ONLY supported in OSX 10.7 or later.
The Chrome and the Linux apps cannot show a breakdown of activity for keyboard and mouse. The numbers will always match. This is a limitation of the information provided by the OS.
The Wayland desktop manager in Linux does not support accurate activity tracking due to the limitations of the operating system. The only activity available for tracking is activity directly related to X Windows programs connecting to Wayland via XWayland. For more information about screen capture on Wayland, click here.


Operating system minimum system requirements

Operating System (OS) Requirement
Windows Windows Vista or newer
Mac Version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer
Linux Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) or newer
Chromebook App Google Chrome 46 or newer
Chrome Extension Google Chrome 46 or newer
iOS App Version 8.0 (Okemo) or newer
Android App Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or newer


Client installation guides

  1. Windows desktop
  2. Mac desktop
  3. Linux desktop
  4. Chromebook desktop
  5. Chrome extension
  6. IOS mobile app
  7. Android mobile app
  8. Web timer



The following browsers support URL tracking:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
OSX Catalina (10.15) requires permissions before recording screenshots, apps, and URLs. Please click here to learn more.
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